Grand Canyon University Recreation Center Model

Grand Canyon University Recreation Center

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    • The 55,000 sf facility is the main Recreation/Fitness Center for the GCU student body and the training facility for the basketball teams. It was designed to serve Grand Canyon University’s growing campus and help its athletic programs become more competitive. The Center includes three regulation courts, wrestling program, dance and aerobics studio, student athlete locker/team rooms to support recruiting, training room/offices, student locker rooms, fitness facilities, classrooms, locker facilities for coaches, and support spaces like laundry, ice room and storage.

      The Antelope Shade Screen provides shade from the morning sun while showing off the pride of the Grand Canyon University Lopes. Inside the facility, metal panels contrast traditional brick to offer a modern edge, while outside they act as a canvas for reflecting the radiant Arizona sun. The combination of profiles and color provided the opportunity to blend the building with the surrounding older structures and define a crisp contemporary future for the campus.

      The facility was delivered in 14 months and supports Grand Canyon University’s bid to move from Division 2 to Division 1. Architekton completed this project with 360 Architecture.

      Please click on this link to view a time lapse video of Grand Canyon University Recreation Center

    • In collaboration with 360 Architecture

      Architekton Studio Team
      Mike Alexander
      Doug Brown
      John Kane
      Greg McDowell
      Sophia Meger
      Rachel Rasmussen
      Tom Reilly
      Michael Rosso
      Brie Smith
      Eric Vollmer
      Glen Wollenhaupt
    • Project Team
      Owner: Grand Canyon University
      Construction Team: UEB Builders
      Architectural Partners: 360 Architecture
      Mechanical/Plumbing: Van Boerum & Frank Associates, Inc.
      Electrical: Van Boerum & Frank Associates, Inc.
      Structural: Paragon
      Civil: Strand Associates Inc.
      Cost Consultant: N/A–real time estimates by UEB
      Landscape Architect: Dan Lare Planners LLC  
      Interiors: Architekton + 360 Architecture
      Photographer: Hatton Imaging
    • Awards
      2012 metalmag Metal Buildings Award
      2011 American School & University Architectural Portfolio Outstanding Design

      July/Aug/Sept 2012, GB&D–"Grand Canyon University Rec Center"

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